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Dress Code for selection

Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome to the Royal Marines Site' started by hub, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. burny4125

    burny4125 New Member

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    What should I wear????

    *text deleted* got my aptitude test on the 30th what should i wear? Jeans and a T-shirt or what ? Thanks Burny.
     
  2. Exzes

    Exzes Active Member

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    I have heard that the suggested dress is usually a mankini, as this denotes pride and honour, whilst the general other service individuals tend to wear jeans and t-shirt and look less serious about their application.

    Personally, I went in a suit though.
     
  3. Ninja_Stoker

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  4. commandoJIM

    commandoJIM New Member

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    new to site just have 2 questions

    1. when they say running shorts tshirt and trainers can the sportswear be something like a football tshirt or does it have to be plain

    and 2. regarding tattoos how would a tattoo go down if it were to be "england" in old style letters down the inner forearm but not below the cuff
     
  5. henrol

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    Agreed, Smart Cas for everything exepct your interview, where you want to make your first important impression. Suit if you have one, if not, smart shirt and tie. Good luck fella
     
  6. MikeDrury

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    Is it recommended to wear a suit all the way through the process? even on arrival for the PJFT?
     
  7. stevie

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    what colour ties do everyone wear *text deleted*
     
  8. henrol

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    Not unless you wana impress the gym instucter at fitness first. Never know, could be your future wife... or some bloke wondering why you got all dressed up to do a 3 mile run.

    Ha - na mate just rock up in your pt kit. Suit if you own one for interview, and travel to prmc. Rest of the time smart casual, or pt kit, depending on what your doing.
     
  9. henrol

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    What ever floats your boat mate. Personally as long as it goes with the suit, i dont think it matters.

    Dont wear a comedy tie, or the joke really will be on you!
     
  10. butler789

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    Medical and interview

    Are these both on the same day does anyone know?

    Have my medical on the 2nd but not sure if my interview is due on that day aswell.

    Cheers.
     
  11. henrol

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    Normaly no, they are not. However the best thing to do is check with your AFCO.

    You should have a letter for your interview, and a seperate letter for your medical. Normaly they do interview first, if you pass then you do the medical. Again if your really unsure, check with your AFCO.
     
  12. butler789

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    yeah think ill give them a ring, because ive only got the letter for the medical so they may be doing my interview after
     
  13. rheathhall

    rheathhall Royal Marines Commando

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    hey guys i got my interview in a few days, i dont have 100quid to go buy a new suit , and i dont have one at the moment...... i have black trousers black shoes , white shirt grey V neck top and tie, will this be good enough ? i dont live with my dad so i cant borrow his *text deleted*
     
  14. ALEX123

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    Hi Ninja_Stoker, I am currently in the process of the Royal Marines pre-joining tests. I have so far completed the written test, the eye test and the formal interview. For the written test, I turned up in a smart shirt and jeans. The eye test was at an opticians so dressing formally wasn't an issue. Ofcourse, to the formal interview I dressed in a suit. However, my RN & RM careers advisor told me that for the medical (Monday) I should dress casually, but after reading what you said, I am unsure how I should dress.
    If you have any advice, I would be grateful.
    ALEX123
     
  15. Ninja_Stoker

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    If your AFCO states casual, then casual it is. It does vary between AFCOs & points aren't deducted if you are not wearing a top hat & tails at medical.

    Casual in my book is clean tee-shirt & jeans or trackie bottoms, trainers etc.

    The emphasis is clean & don't 'go commando' at this stage of the process or the medical examiner may have an attack of the vapours.
     
  16. mudrun

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    medical dress code

    if it's a medical turn up in a suit. Wear clean shreddies as he is *text deleted**text deleted** ask you to cough! :wondering:
     
  17. mikehill91

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    Really good advice here; i have my psychometric test on Tuesday. Any advice on what i should expect? Definatley going to wear a suit,polish my shoes. You never forget a first impression.
     
  18. jstannard10

    jstannard10 New Member

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    I would definately wear shirt and tie at least, with polished shoes.You can only make a first impression once. Remember it is what you want to do for a career and worth alot of money if you get it wrong! Officers especially should be extra smart! With regards to the psychometrics its basically gcse maths and english skills, plus mechanical reasoning and spatial tests, best to get down the local library and pick up some psychometric books. Hour a day is more than enough. Best to work quickly and accurately and never spend too long on a harder question.
    Good luck
     
  19. xdous

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    Going to the AFCO today

    Hi all,

    I'm going down the AFCO today to get my application form and have a chat.

    It might sound stupid but do you think I should wear a shirt as first impressions are everything?

    Cheers
     
  20. Ninja_Stoker

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    Thread merged.

    The best way to create a favourable impression at your AFCO is not to arrive as they are trying to lock-up.

    AFCOs are quiet in the mornings & busy in the afternoons, so if you wish to be seen without delay, the advice is to arrive nearer 09:00 than 16:00.